1: Large Calla Lily
2: Glass Encrusted Stamens
3: Polymer Curb Chain
4: Kumihimo Cord
Well another month has gone by and the Volume-049 Back Issue Videos have now been added to the Polymer Clay Library. If you missed your chance to see these tutorials as they were released each Friday during the month of June, now is your chance to add them to your collection as a convenient bundled package.
Today’s photo above, shows thumbnail images for the 4 videos included in this Vol-049 Package:
Video-049-1 Large Calla Lily: Calla Lilies are such incredibly beautiful flowers. I love them so much, they were my wedding flowers almost 25 years ago now. The shape and form of a Calla Lily, is sleek and delicate, yet there is something strong and almost bold about its thick sturdy stem and prominent stamen. It is also a great flower shape to make into polymer clay beads and jewelry pieces. Learn cool tips and tricks for making gorgeous realistic Calla Lilies using cutters and simple techniques. This tutorial focuses on sculpting the lily shape and the next in the series (Video-049-2), will show you how to make the glass encrusted stamen that pulls this designer focal bead project all together into one awesome looking flower.
Video-049-2 Glass Encrusted Stamens: One of the cool things about a Calla Lily is its unique and prominent stamen that protrudes from the center of the flower. And since I taught you how to make a Large Calla Lily Flower in the last Video-049-1 tutorial, it made sense to follow up right away with this stamen lesson. The technique uses crushed glass and alcohol inks to create a stunning dramatic center for your Calla Lily Beads. But you can also use a variety of other sparkling embellishments to come up with your own unique twists on the project.
Video-049-3 Polymer Curb Chain: Chain has become all the rage in mixed media jewelry these days… so why not add a little Polymer Clay Chain to the mix… curb chain to be exact! This cool and versatile lay-flat chain is easy to make and fun to add a funky element to your polymer clay jewelry designs. You will find great uses for this unique polymer chain in necklaces, bracelets, and all kinds of other handmade jewelry projects. You are going to love how original your pieces look, when you’ve made your own chain from polymer clay!
Video-049-4 Kumihimo Cord: Once you have learned to make some beautiful polymer clay pendants and beads, you’re going to have to put them on something, right? Why not make your own custom braided cording, Japanese style! Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese Braiding technique, traditionally done on beautiful round wooden stands that are used while sitting on the floor. There are many different styles and patterns of Kumihimo Braids, typically created using fine silk cording or thread. Now with the help of modern materials and tools, you can easily make your own Kumihimo braided cords using a simple, inexpensive foam disk and whatever fibers you have in your studio… including, ribbon, hemp, rattail cord, yarn, silk, fuzzy wool, leather, waxed linen, etc., etc. With this kind of creative freedom you can take your polymer clay jewelry projects in a whole new direction!
Also included in this Volume-049 back issue package, are the A-Series recipe cards from the Cherry Brandy Color Palette.
To read feedback from members who have already benefited from the videos and recipes in this Vol-049 back issue package, click here: Large Calla Lily | Glass Encrusted Stamens | Polymer Curb Chain | Kumihimo Cord
And, Sneak Peak Preview Clips are available for viewing here:
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… If anyone else would like to add a review for any of the videos or color recipes in Volume-049, I would love to hear from you.
Or if you have not yet purchased this back issue and have a question, ask away. In either case, use the comments section below.